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Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527 - 1606)

Plates from the BOOK OF PERSPECTIVE, 1604-05, illustrations to the explanation of perspective with geometric and architectural figures, Parts I & II, Latin edition. Engravings, 183/191 x 292/300 mm, plus full margins. Most show signs of binding on the left margin edge.

Vredeman de Vries, a Dutch painter and architect, wrote and illustrated what became one of the major guidebooks on perspective for designers, painters, and architects. These were essential demonstrations for artists of the day, including the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675), who was said to have a copy in his library.

Plate 41. Building with rusticated pillars, placed in water, with arches and cross-vaults. H. 559i (of ii). Very good impression. Slightly soiled in left margin and on verso.




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